House rules

We aim to make ECT Education a lively and informative place, and we are keen to encourage comments and conversation from our visitors. If you have any queries, or you would like to report any comment that you feel breaches these rules, please get in touch

General commenting rules

  • You are welcome to comment on any open blog post, but you must login to do so.
  • All comments are liable to be moderated. We reserve the right not to publish a comment, for any reason – although we aim to ensure that all comments that comply with our house rules are published.
  • Please be respectful when you comment. If you disagree with a writer or another commenter, be constructive in your criticism and do not make personal attacks.
  • We forbid illegal or distasteful content, the posting of copyrighted material and spam comments. These will be deleted.
  • Please don’t post adverts. If you’d like to tell us about services, books, websites or products that you think would interest our readers, then please contact us directly.
  • Keep it snappy. Long, rambling comments may be edited down or removed. As a rule of thumb, try to keep comments under 200 words.
  • Don’t swear. English is one of the richest language in the world. Choose some other words instead.
  • Say it once. Don’t post duplicate comments.
  • Stay on topic. Write a comment related to the post.
  • Keep it private. Never post personal details like your email address or telephone number.


  • ECT Education is designed to inform and to encourage discussion. We do not provide an advisory service, and while we try to respond to queries we cannot guarantee that we will do so. However, posting queries to the Q&A forums exposes them to a wide range of expertise that will often yield a useful response.

Posting images and links

  • Think before you link. If you add a link to an external website, please ensure it is relevant to the topic in question. If it isn’t, we may rule that your comment is spam or an advertisement, and we will delete it. Links are subject to the same content rules as comments.
  • Gravatars. If you choose to use a personal gravatar when you comment, please ensure that it does not contain any offensive, illegal or copyrighted images.

Note: We reserve the right to delete any comment or ban any user at any time for any reason. So, please enjoy this site and use it considerately. We look forward to reading your comments.